New online marketplace aimed at installers

UBoom is a new online service aimed at fenestration industry installers, which recognises that business support is often difficult to reach.

From business management tools, employment contracts, training schemes, marketing, sales, telephone answering services, photography, social media, website audits, feedback programmes, and showroom support, UBoom pulls together the most appropriate and affordable fenestration industry support and presents it all in one at-a-glance place.

Whether it be creating a virtual showroom or sourcing the right software for selling windows and doors online, or getting hold of an easy invoicing system, UBoom has identified solutions for installers from a range of suppliers.

Chris Globe, director of Inside the Box Marketing, the company behind the venture, said: “Over the years it has become clear when talking to installers and SMEs in the fenestration industry that they have all the same business needs and challenges as large-scale companies. However, so many of the business systems and support tools in the market are often too expensive and not necessarily appropriate for them.

“We believe that solutions that are specifically tailored to the sector, hand-picked, affordable and all in one place are something that installers and SMEs will truly benefit from.

“Similarly, as Inside The Box Marketing approaches ten years in business we have met so many small suppliers over the years with fantastic products which will really benefit the industry; it felt like the right time to put all the parties in this landscape together and so we have created UBoom.”